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SaaS Startup One-Slide Financials Dashboard

In the course of my board and advisory work, I get to look at a lot of software as a service (SaaS) startups financials and I’m often surprised how …

10 CRM Features Every Business Needs

The key to success for any business is developing an effective communication channel in order to stay in touch with its clients. To excel, a business …

CRM Lead Management: A Backbone for Revenue Boost

In a perfect world, every person you talk to is an ideal candidate to buy your product or service. Imagine, you know exactly what the potential …

The MSP Guide To Lead Nurturing

<i>By Contel Bradford via StorageCraft</i><p>Having the knack to consistently secure new leads is a sign you’re doing something right. But subscribing to your …

How To Improve Your Ecommerce Conversions: 6 Key Elements

In 2016 retail ecommerce sales in the US will total just under $400 billion. By 2020 that number is predicted to grow to as high as nearly $700 billion. To date in 2016 the average US ecommerce conversion rate across all devices is 2.76% But regardless of whether your ecommerce website falls above …

Amazon is crushing shopping malls

The great retail comeback is beginning to look shaky just weeks after posting a huge post-election breakout. Some of the biggest names in the sector are now starting to roll over.<p>If you're stuck in any of these plays, you'll have to act fast. If the breakdown we're seeing is the real deal, it's …

The Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart's Fight Against Amazon

One thing investors need to pay attention to as Wal-Mart expands e-commerce.<p>When it comes to e-commerce, there's <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) and then there's …

Shopping Cart Throw-down: Which Ecommerce Platform Reigns Supreme?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ecommerce is big business. In 2014, there were 12 to 15 million online stores, with more than 650,000 of those generating over $1,000 in annual sales. Many have found success selling goods through the giant marketplaces like Amazon and …

Amazon Alone Was Responsible for 30% of Cyber Weekend Revenue

It’s no understatement to say Amazon.com (amzn) dominates online retail.<p>According to new data from Slice Intelligence, Amazon alone represented 30.9% …

How to Spy on Your Competitors's Facebook Ad Targeting

Find out why you're seeing those sponsored posts on your Facebook Newsfeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wonder why you're being targeted with a Facebook ad?<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Michelle Held from MetroNY explains Facebook advertising and …

New Study Identifies Keys to Success on Amazon for Retailers

New Research Shows the Factors Consumers Consider When Choosing a Retailer on Amazon.<p>In the ever-growing sea of online retailers, many business owners have tried to make it easier to attract customers by setting up shop with online platforms like Amazon. Rather than build an e-commerce website and …

Why is Jeff Bezos meeting Mohamed Alabbar?

They are already two of the world’s best known and most successful businessmen. But it appears Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Emaar chairman Mohamed …

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Alibaba and Amazon: Using physical stores to overcome growth barriers

It’s notable that both Alibaba and Amazon are pursuing physical stores as part of their respective growth strategies. Amazon is building, while …

Wal-Mart’s e-commerce shift brings executive changes

Fernando Madeira, Dianne Mills and Brent Beabout have all left Wal-Mart recently.

eCommerce

Instagram wants you to start shopping in the app

From next week, 20 US-based retail brands — including Warby Parker, J.Crew, and Levi's — will be trialing the feature in the US, which overlays a "Tap here to view products" call-to-action button on their photos.<p>Users tapping on the button will see the names of the products in the image and their …

Instagram tests shoppable photo tags

Instagram wants you to shop without always having to interrupt your scrolling with a browser window. That’s why today it will start showing shoppable tags on photos from 20 retail brands like Kate Spade and JackThreads to iOS users in the US.<p>The retailers tag products in their photos, which are …

Amazon just killed Black Friday

It's the day after Halloween, which — in the United States, anyway — apparently means we've officially moved into Christmas shopping season because …

Lipton Tea’s add-to-basket ratio soars thanks to A/B testing

Unilever brand Lipton Tea is using ContentSquare’s A/B testing services for its French e-commerce site that sells tea machines.

eCommerce

MailShop: A review of The Daily Mail's revamped ecommerce site

MailShop describes itself as a "sophisticated online shop", selling home, garden and lifestyle items from select number of retail partners.It is …

This 55-year-old woman made history and $140 million by taking her tech company public on Friday

She just broke a glass ceiling as the first woman founder/CEO to lead a venture-capital-backed Los Angeles startup to an initial public offering, according to The Los Angeles Times' Paresh Dave.<p>And it's been a very respectable IPO at that.<p>BlackLine, which offers cloud accounting software, increased …

Wish, the $3B startup challenging Amazon, is offering investors a sweet deal in a new round

According to the Oct. 24 filing for its parent company ContextLogic, the company has authorized new shares to be sold, although the size of the round, investors, and valuation are not disclosed.<p>A person familiar with the round told Business Insider that's the round is almost closed and could be …

Target Unveils a Christmas Plan to Respond to Walmart's Price War

Target (tgt) has long been a shopper favorite during the holiday season, popular for its deft mix of discount pricing and a sense of fun in its …

Amazon’s fast-growing apparel business should terrify Macy's and JC Penney

The survey, which polled 2,000 US teens and adults, says 58% of the respondents shopped at Amazon in the past six months, making it the most popular apparel retailer in the country.<p>Kohl's, JC Penney, and Macy's trailed by a wide margin, each receiving 37%, 33%, and 27% of the votes, respectively. …

These charts show how Amazon is blowing away competitors — and its lead is growing

Amazon is absolutely killing it in online retail and its lead continues to grow, according to a new note published by RBC Capital on Thursday.<p>The note shared a number of charts to illustrate this point, based on the results of a recent survey it ran against 2,024 people, of whom 1,682 had shopped …

Online retailers are struggling to meet the high standard Amazon set for delivering orders

Amazon.com has set a standard for delivering online orders that other companies have struggled to meet.<p>On the positive side for other digital retailers, their shipping times have been steadily improving, but that's sort of like saying the Buffalo Bills have made some strides toward catching up with …

Here's How Many Pop-Up Stores Amazon Plans to Open

While other companies work to compete with Amazon (amzn) in the e-commerce space, the online retailer is ramping up its physical presence.<p>At the end …

iPrice adds price comparison to its one-stop e-commerce site in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia-based shopping site iPrice has introduced a major update that brings direct price comparison to its e-commerce aggregation service.<p>iPrice raised $1.2 million last year and it aims to be a one-stop destination for online shopping in Southeast Asia, a region noted for its potential as …

New Amazon data from Wall Street should terrify all retail stores in the US

According to a note published on Thursday by financial firm PiperJaffray, Amazon now has a warehouse or delivery station within 20 miles of 44% of the US population. That's up from 38% in 2015 and 26% in 2014.<p>Having closer proximity to US consumers means it costs Amazon less to deliver products. It …

A Wave of Consolidation Continues in Flash Sales Sector

Galeries Lafayette is the latest in a string of department stores investing in private sales sites as a means of strengthening omnichannel</b> …